FAQ: Looking at a good Wall Switch for my Hue Bulbs (2018 Short FAQ) ( also applies to other brands of smart bulbs)

Are you referring to this thread?
FAQ: Philips Hue and Other Smart Bulbs - What sort of light switches to use with them? (Long FAQ)

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Yes. If you are interested in discussions about altering the wiring so that you can use any Z wave or zigbee master switch By causing it to not cut the current to the smart bulbs, that discussion is in the long FAQ.

Thanks alot both of you. That helped alot

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According to the last poster in the long FAQ, there was a Inovelli brand switch that allowed for the switch to be set to “always on” in the device handler and then program the buttons to control the smart bulbs such as Hue. This allowed the load to be controlled manually if need be, but also retain good smart bulb functionality. Inovelli is out of stock and their new switch keeps being pushed out.

  • Are there any other ZWave switches that function in this way that also just look like normal Decora switches?

The scenario above is preferred, but I am not against hard-wiring the lights to hot. The most popular are talked about auxiliary is the WT00Z, but it is not longer available. Is there a new “most popular” networked aux switch?

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